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For Your Immediate Attention: How You Can Celebrate Black History Month in 2023!

Hey Ladies & Gentleman! As you all know, February is Black History Month! Therefore, I wanted to give a few ways you can celebrate Black History Month with your friends, family, and significant others!

I have included some events here in Boston for 21+ and kids! Also, here are some excellent books and movies you should check out!

Even further, I left some recommendations for Black Owned Spots you can support during Black History Month! If you have any other suggestions, please let us know in the comments below!

See you all in our next post!

Peace and Prosperity, as always!

Jadis DeShong-Venay

Events in Boston:

1. BBBARS: Boston Black Bars and Restaurants Tour: Saturday, February 18, 2023

SparkFM is Bar Hopping to Our Favorite Black Owned Hot Spots With Dope VIP Transportation on February 18, 2023, from 6–10 pm!

You must be 21+. SparkFM will be providing a party bus for 30 stress-free VIPS.

We will look back at 50 years of HIP-HOP History while networking responsibly and dropping Bars!

So, if you have time, hang out with the SPARKFM family!

2. Celebrate W/ Valerie Tutson Tales from African Traditions: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Valerie Tutson at JFK Library will bring life to myths, folktales, and historical stories from the African continent and Diaspora.

This event is FREE and is great for all ages. The event will teach you history through laughter and wisdom from 10:30–11:30 am!

If you have time, learn more about your culture and background on February 23, 2023!

3. Building Black Wealth Conversation & Networking Event: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Join MassMutual and NSBE Boston Professionals for an enlightening networking event and discussion about building Black Wealth.

Admission is free. The event will happen at 10 Fan Pier Boulevard from 6:30 – 8:30 pm!

They will be providing financial advice, and appetizers will be served!

4. Afro Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards: Saturday, February 25, 2023

If you have time, please check out the Caribbean Rum & Food Festival at Florian Hall from 6–11 pm on February 25 to celebrate.

General Admission is $50 & a Group Table (10 people) is $375.00!

5. STEPFEST: New England Step Show Competition: Saturday, February 25, 2023

The illustrious ladies of Iota Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kapa Sorority, Incorporated will be hosting the annual New England Step Show at Blackman Auditorium.

Doors will open at 6 pm, and the show will start at 6:30 pm.

This event is kid friendly!

For more information, you can reach out to

6. 90’s Black History Month Skate: Saturday, February 25, 2023

Sponsored by the African American Association of Brockton, the Carousel Family Fun Center will host a 90’s Black History Month Skate from 7–10 pm!

This event is kid Friendly! Admission is $10, and skate rentals are $5.

There will be raffles and food available to purchase!

Movies to Watch:

Judas & The Black Messiah

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

12 Years a Slave

Hidden Figures

A Raisin in the Sun

Honorable Mention: ROOTS

Books to Read:

1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones (It is also a documentary on HULU)

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Color People by Alice Walker

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Black-Owned Restaurants to Eat From in Boston:

On The Edge Nutrition: Smoothie & Juice Bar

Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen: Soul Food w/ a side of live music

MIDA: Italian-Influenced Dishes

Rhythm ‘N Wraps: Vegan Food

Lucy Ethiopian Café: Ethiopian Food

Highland Creole Cuisine: Haitian Food

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